Kaitlin Rice serves as the Counterterrorism and National Security Program Intern at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. She is a graduate student in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Kaitlin is interested in counterterrorism policy, as well as general U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa. She enjoys the study and debate of long-sighted, sustainable counterterrorism initiatives, especially those aimed at hindering extremist recruitment.

Prior to beginning her studies at Georgetown University, Kaitlin received bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Criminology with minors in Psychology and Middle East and Islamic Studies from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Kaitlin studied abroad at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Jordan in Amman. While in Amman, she interned with a youth service nonprofit and volunteered teaching English. After graduating in May 2017, Kaitlin spent six weeks in Asia before returning to New York to teach preschool. Originally from New York, Kaitlin now resides in Washington, D.C.